Capital Quiz: Honorary knights edition

Democrat Don Berwick is, no doubt, the only candidate in the governor’s race who is also an (honorary) knight. But he’s not the only American to be so honored by the queen. See how many others you know.

  • A longtime comedian, movie actor, singer, and dancer who died in 2003 at the age of 100, this knight said this upon accepting the honor: “I’m speechless. Seventy years of ad-lib material and I’m speechless.”

  • This knight won the Academy Award for Best Director for both “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.”

  • George H.W. Bush was the third American president to be knighted. Who were the others?

  • This two-term mayor of New York became internationally known in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    He also ran a brief, unsuccessful campaign for president in 2008.
  • This knight was chairman of the Federal Reserve for nearly two decades.

  • This knight came from one of Massachusetts’ most famous political families.

    He was also senator and the brother of a president.
  • This knight, a former journalist, was the director of the US Office of Censorship during World War II.

  • This knight served as secretary of state under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • This knight, a former governor of New Hampshire, was ambassador to Britain during World War II.

  • This knight was a long-serving secretary of defense — and was also indicted in the Iran-Contra affair.

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